Understand Why We Do The Drill, :
- Teaches you to swim Front Quadrant Freestyle
- Helps you learn to rely on your hips and core for balance as opposed to your arms
- Teaches you to be patient with your lead arm before you initiate the catch
How To Do It:
- Raise one hand up so that your fingers are pointed at the wall you are swimming towards while your other arm and hand should be at your side
- Point you belly button at the side wall of the pool.
- Tuck your cheek into the armpit of your extend arm
- Make your body as long as you can.
- Kick on your side until you feel you are in a good balance position, then
- Recover the hand that’s resting at your side as if you are taking a freestyle stroke.
- Pause the arm for 3-6 kicks just past the top of your head, your elbow should be high and your fingers should be hanging above the surface of the water
- Then, return your hand to the start position at your hip for half a second before completing a freestyle stroke to switch you to the opposite side without moving your head.
- When you need to breathe turn your head to the side while keeping your shoulder and body still
Things To Focus On:
- Fight to maintain your balance position as high on the surface of the water when your hand moves.
- Keep the palm of your extended hand parallel to the bottom of the pool at all times
- Hang your hand over your extended arm at the point just past your elbow
- Make the entry aggressive.
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